Handling a College Campus Sexual Assault Hearing—Contested Cases Mean Cross-Examining Witnesses

Under federal law, when sexual harassment or sexual assault is reported on a college or university campus - the colleges and universities are empowered to investigate and resolve the complaints of … [Read more...]

City of Richmond’s Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)

After the New York Times published a Princeton University study regarding eviction rates in the U.S., it revealed that the City of Richmond had the second highest eviction rate in the country. The … [Read more...]

Campus Sexual Assault Title IX Investigations — Criminal Law Inside Universities

Under any circumstance, no parent ever wants to get a phone call from their child saying that they have been the victim of sexual assault or are facing an accusation of sexual assault.  For those with … [Read more...]

Top Five Personal Injury Questions Resulting from a Car Accident

You have been in a car accident.  You have been hurt.  Your car is damaged, you are in pain, you have medical bills, you are missing work - you are missing time with your family.  You know what the … [Read more...]

Restitution with Juveniles: How do you recover when it is a juvenile committing the property damage?

Crimes are seldom limited by age of the offender - and a common question a prosecutor will ask a victim is how much it will cost to repair the damage a juvenile has caused in a property destruction … [Read more...]

October 2019 Civil Rights Restoration Update

Governor Northam announced on Wednesday October 9th, 2019 that since he took office in January 2018 over 20,000 Virginians have had their civil rights restored (22,205 to be exact). Felony … [Read more...]

Expungements after guilty verdicts in Virginia. What options do you have?

A question we frequently hear is whether a conviction can be expunged that is "years old" or that was "simply a misdemeanor". Generally, the answer is no—no matter how old or how minimal the offense … [Read more...]

IEP Parental Consent: Make sure you are satisfied with the terms BEFORE you sign.

In any context - the general rule of thumb to never sign anything until you are certain you agree is a good rule to follow. This concept also holds true for your child’s Individual Education … [Read more...]

Equitable Distribution in Virginia. What is equitable?

In a divorce case, the judge has the ability to divide the property and debts of the parties. This process is called equitable distribution, and it involves several steps. The first of those steps … [Read more...]

Probate in Virginia. What are the first steps?

The internet often seems to be full of misinformation regarding the probate process. Even a cursory google search of probate leads to an overwhelming amount of articles beguiling the probate process. … [Read more...]